Providing a high standard of homebased childcare in Hamilton, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty & Wellington

We recently changed our name from Family Homebased Childcare in the Waikato, Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupo and Wellington Regions. Although we are now Junior Explorers, we continue to offer the same exceptional homebased childcare.

We pride ourselves on our high level of professionalism, excellent ERO reports and most importantly providing Ministry of Education approved Homebased childcare where our children experience the day to day activities of a fun home environment yet benefit from our free play, music, groups & excursions.


  • Hamilton & surrounding regions

Bay of Plenty

  • Tauranga & surrounding areas
  • Rotorua
  • Taupo


  • Wellington & surrounding areas
  • The Hutt
  • Kapiti
View our photo gallery

Photo galleries are divided into regions and are kept up to date with the latest excursions and activities for each childcare group. Check back reguarly to spot a picture of your child.

Information for parents

Our Educator’s homes offer your child a personalised care environment, where there is no more than four children under the age of 6 including the Educators own children.

Information for caregivers

View information if you are an educators who is interested in joining our team at Junior Explorers or if you are currently a Junior Explorer educator.